Req Number 002TW1
Evaluates communication disorders, administers therapy and participates in multidisciplinary consultations.
1. Performs diagnostic evaluations, and speech/language screenings for in-patients and out-patients evidencing communication disorders, using all appropriate test procedures.
- Identifies patient and obtains patient history.
- Performs all diagnostic tests/habilitative measures as needed, with the appropriate procedures.
- Discusses evaluation results and their implications with the patient/patient's family, making proper referrals and recommendations.
- Prepares reports of diagnostic findings and recommendations and distributes them appropriately to professional agencies as directed.
- Ensures appropriate follow-up action incumbent upon diagnostic findings, with further multidisciplinary and family contact, as required.
- Participates in speech/language screening procedures as scheduled within the Department.
- Participates in special diagnostic procedures with other disciplines, i.e. radiology, otolaryngology.
- Designs a course of therapy for each patient, following the recommendation of the evaluation.
- Writes daily therapy notes, monthly out-patient objective, treatment goal/progress sheets, and prepares formal diagnostic progress and related reports, at least on a quarterly basis.
- Maintains liaison with other professionals involved with patient care, particularly in knowing appropriate follow-up management of patients upon discharge from treatment.
- Keeps parents, patients and patient families informed of current progress and gives specific recommendations for home practice for appropriate management and execution of therapeutic tasks.
- Works with the guides the student in the performance of his/her duties.
- Provides direct teaching and supervision of graduate trainee within therapy sessions.
- Provides theoretical information or access to information, pertinent to trainee's needs.
- Assists the Senior Speech Pathologist/Coordinator in preparing a written evaluation of the student's performance.
- Master's degree in Speech Pathology from an accredited college or university.
- Currently licensed in Speech Pathology in the State of New York.
- Minimum one (1) year of full-time professional clinical practice in Speech Pathology.